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  • Kathleen Ruccione, PhD, MPH, RN and Kathleen Meeske, PhD, received the Cancer Nursing 2014 Writing Award, recognizing their paper as one of the two best-written in Cancer Nursing. The paper, “Adolescents’ Psychosocial Health-Related Quality of Life Within 6 Months After Cancer Treatment Completion,” examined the psychosocial health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescents who recently completed cancer treatment. Since battling a life-threatening illness can trigger negative psychosocial symptoms such as pain, fatigue, depression and posttraumatic stress, Ruccione, Meeske and colleagues recommend that HRQOL be assessed during the early post-cancer treatment phase to maximize healthy survival.

  • Jennifer C. Miller, MD, PhD, has been named the 2014 Fellow of the CHLA George Donnell Society for Pediatric Scientists. As a Donnell Fellow, Miller will receive mentorship, educational opportunities and administrative support for grant and manuscript submissions. This Society, led by Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD, is dedicated to improving the health of children and provides the infrastructure and guidance to train pediatric scientists to perform innovative and impactful research.

  • Andrew L. Cheng, MD, recently received a Research Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. This award recognizes the excellence of Cheng's research proposal and demonstrated aptitude for pediatric cardiology research. His project will investigate how the blood flow in patients with single ventricle heart defects differs from that in patients without a defect, specifically focusing on flow after surgical intervention known as the Fontan procedure. Cheng will present his research results at the annual AAP section meeting in October of 2015.


  • Fantastic Voyage Into the Human Lung
  • A team of investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million over five years by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for LungMAP, an atlas of the developing human lung.


  • Novel NextGen Sequencing Test Developed for Retinoblastoma
  • Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have developed a unique next-generation sequencing test for the gene linked to retinoblastoma. The new approach is both more comprehensive and can be conducted in less time than existing tests – enabling early detection of the cancer’s genetic cause, which is critical for optimal treatment outcomes.


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